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Wednesday, January 29, 2014

31 Week Pregnancy Update.

It's hard to believe I'm only 9 weeks shy of our little man's due date. I'm not gonna lie, my fears of whether or not I'm capable of being the best mother to this sweet little boy I'm carrying have been creeping up on me. 

I know that everyone says it just comes so naturally once they're finally in your arms and I hope that to be truer than true. I can't wait to be his mommy! I'm so excited for this journey my husband and I are in for together that in essence, will never come to an end once he's here:-) 

•How far along? 31 weeks
•Total weight gain/measurements: 22lbs! Whoa buddy.
•Maternity clothes: I have this one pair of black straight leg jeans (my mom found for me at Burlington Coat Factory) with a built in belly band that I probably wear every other day due to the fact that they're SO COMFY. Judge away.
•Stretch marks? None. I can thank the good Lord for my mother's great genes!
•Sleep: I'm averaging about 6-7 hours a night. I've been fighting to stay sleeping on my left side because I almost always prefer the right.
•Best moment this week: Showing off my baby belly to my family in California last weekend:-) 
•Miss anything? Medium rare steaks & a good nights sleep!
•Movement: Tons! Baby boy has definitely found my rib cage and uses it quite often as his new hangout!
•Food cravings: Chick-Fil-A lemonade, baked potatoes, ice cream & salads. Yes, salads.
•Anything making you queasy or sick? No, but my sense of smell is raging!
•Gender: BOY:-)
•Labour signs: Nope!
•Symptoms: Sore & swollen feet at the end of the day & some hefty heartburn after meals.
•Belly button in or out? In!
•Wedding rings on or off? On - Although I almost couldn't get my ring off during my trip in Cali, yikes!
•Happy or moody most of the time? Super giggly! But my husband may beg to differ at times;-)
•Looking forward to: Moving into our new house next month so I can finally begin nesting!!!


Tuesday, January 28, 2014


I'd always wished to start my own blog when I became a mommy although I didn't think my time would come so soon. That allllll changed in August of 2013. My husband and I were blessed with the greatest surprise yet; we had a baby boy on the way! 

I'll never forget that day and the emotions that poured over me. It was a Thursday {August 1} and I was doing some window shopping at Target with one of my girlfriends. Out of nowhere, this wave of complete and total exhaustion hit me like I'd never experienced before. I'm not lying when I say that I was so tired right then and there, I could've dropped to the ground and slept on the asphalt parking lot we were walking on. I then began to put together some of the pieces to the puzzle; unusual heartburn 2 nights in a row, menstrual cycle was 2 weeks late, unexplainable exhaustion... I thought 'heck, why not' and I walked outta there with a pregnancy test in hand. I arrived back at my apartment solo and immediately HAD to know the results. Now that I had what could prove my anxious thoughts right or wrong, I didn't waste any time. I sat on my bed thinking to myself how silly it was that I'd just taken a pregnancy test because surely, I was not expecting. And then to my astonishing surprise, that epic word read across the result screen PREGNANT. My immediate reaction: laughter. I sat there and laughed to myself thinking there is no way. No way, no way, no way. Well, there was a way and it was happening! 

Laughter ceased, then came the tears. Not 5 minutes passed by and my husband walked in the door from work to find me quietly sobbing. He was immediately worried as to why I was shedding tears and quickly asked me what was the matter. I choked on my words as I told him, "I think I'm pregnant." He grabbed me in his arms and held me so tight as we stood there in the living room of our apartment letting the news sink in that would forever change our lives.

It was one of the sweetest moments of my life...

6 months later and show time is right around the corner. Our son reminds me every day how ready he is to get out and see the world. His kicks and precious hiccups never fail to make me crack a smile out of absolutely nowhere. I'm just so happy this little surprise found me like it did...